Published on 07 Feb 08
by NATIONAL EVENTS, TAXATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
This paper covers the:
risks and issues in conducting tax litigation: Do complex facts (as in many financial services industry transactions) create a barrier for analysis by a court?
differences between litigating in the Federal Court as compared to the High Court
approach to statutory interpretation in tax matters and the role of the explanatory memorandum
limit to a purposive approach to interpretation having regard to the Acts Interpretation Act and case law.
David Bloom QC CTA
David is a Barrister at Seven Wentworth. He
was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South
Wales in March 1972, was called to the New South Wales Bar in
August 1975 and became one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in 1987.
David is a member of the New York State Bar and the Bar of
England and Wales. Over a career that spans more than 30 years,
David has appeared in some of the most important landmark cases
in taxation law, as well as public law generally. David practises in
all superior court jurisdictions and maintains chambers in both
Sydney and Melbourne. Current at 30 September 2011
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